Posted: April 11, 2019|||
YOKKAO 39 - 40 is now confirmed to take place on 25 May 2019 in Sydney, Australia. Organized in partnership with SRG Promotions, the double event will take place at the Australian Technology Park and looks set to be one of the biggest Muay Thai shows in the land down under. Australian fight fans are in for treat with an evening of world-class Muay Thai battles in store.
With two back-to-back shows on one night, the Sydney event features yet another stellar casting. Headlining and making fight appearances on the show are four of our Thailand fight team stars, namely Singdam, Manachai, Yodchai, and Spencer. The 3 Thai fighters will be making their first fight appearance in Australia while Spencer makes his return to Sydney after headlining the Next Generation showcase in May last year.
Besides the renowned athletes from the YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok, the stacked card will also feature top homegrown fighters from Australia. This is an event
Almost a year in the making, one of the most anticipated welterweight faceoff is finally going to take place. Manachai will go head to head against Rafi Bohic on 30 April for the Lumpinee stadium welterweight title. They will be meeting at 142 lbs for the fight.
The 2 welterweight powerhouses were originally supposed to face off in May last year but the fight had to be postponed as Manachai had committed to another event. The matchup is now officially confirmed and there is no turning back.
Manachai had been longing for a stadium title shot and his wish is finally granted. After clocking a successful run of wins, he took home the coveted WBC Muay Thai world championship title in October 2018. Come 30 April, Manachai will be looking at one of the most important challenges in his career as he takes on the current Lumpinee welterweight champion.
Training out of Phuket’s S
Posted: February 22, 2019|||
After yet another sold-out attendance in Stuttgart, Germany, our seminar team is set to return on 6 April. Saenchai, joined by Manachai and Kru Petchdam, will head to Sabah in East Malaysia for a one day only seminar at the local Uppercross gym.
This will be the first time that YOKKAO Seminar will set foot on the island of Borneo, known for its beaches,rainforests and wildlife. In the coming 3-hour meet-and-train session, attendees will get to learn the classic, signature moves that have helped Saenchai capture 13 different world titles in his career. Participants will also have the chance to get a tick off the bucket list and spar with the living legend himself.
WBC Muay Thai world champion, Manachai will also be present with our top trainer, Kru Petchdam to give demonstration on pads. Participants are given the opportunity to test their skills and spar with our young star who
Posted: January 25, 2019|||
With YOKKAO 35- 36 just a day to go, the competitors have all arrived in Turin, Italy. The weigh-ins were carried out at Hotel Concord in the afternoon on 25 January with all fighters making weight successfully.
WBC and WMC officials were present to oversee the weigh-in for the three title matches taking place. Manachai will face Luca Falco for the WMC Intercontinental title; Yodchai takes on Jonathan Astarita for the WBC Lightweight title; and Spencer will clash against Luca Roma for the WBC Super-Lightweight title.
Here are the complete weigh-in results:
** YOKKAO 35 **
YOKKAO Team vs France -66kg
Singdam YokkaoSaenchaigym 65.8kg vs Jeremy Payet 66kg
Posted: January 15, 2019||
2019 is already upon us with YOKKAO 35 - 36 less than two weeks away to kick off a new year of events. 2018 was filled with highlights from our 3 double events as well as a series of Next Generation and Kids shows. We witnessed many all-out wars in the ring, some devastating knockouts, and the crowning of Manachai as the new WBC world welterweight champion. Here’s a recap of the top fights from 2018:
YOKKAO 29: Jonathan Haggerty vs Keith McLachlan
This 59kg battle for the top UK ranking went down in a way that no one e
Posted: December 19, 2018||
YOKKAO Next Generation returns once again to the island of Phuket on Sunday, 23 December. On top of a card of young promising competitors, the event will be co-headlined by YOKKAO stars: Manachai and Yodchai.
It’s another day at the office for both Thai fighters who are coming into the event ahead of their respective title bouts at the highly-anticipated YOKKAO 35 -36 in Italy next month. This is no warm-up fight or walkover with Manachai taking on Thanungoen Por Lakboon and Yodchai matched up against Por Uthai Sor Jor Piek Uthai - both formidable fighters in their own right.
With its reputation as a premier Muay Thai training destination, Phuket has no shortage of fighters who are ready to put their skills to the test in the ring. Many of whom are also looking for their big break on the international scene. YOKKAO Next Generation has served as one of the most prominent platforms providing wider exposure with potential opportunities to be talent-spotted for international e
Posted: December 06, 2018||
A spot on the YOKKAO 35 - 36 fight card has long been reserved for Manachai. His opponent for the 26 January event in Turin Italy is finally confirmed with the stakes doubled - the YOKKAO star will take on Italian fighter Luca Falco for the WMC Intercontinental title.
This is set to be Manachai’s second title bout following his October win in Hong Kong for the WBC Muay Thai world welterweight belt. The 22 year-old is also coming off a 4-win streak with 14 victories in his last 15 outings and it doesn’t look like he will be slowing down. Manachai will now look to add another piece of gold as he builds his legacy.
In the contest for the WMC Intercontinental belt is Luca Falco who fights out of Herculaneum Training Center in Naples Italy. Like Manachai, the 29 year-old Falco is an adept of the low kick with strong left middle kick to match. He was recently crowned the WTKA Italian champion and will be going into the ring with his eyes on the WMC belt. It’s an all-o
Posted: December 04, 2018||
YOKKAO 35 - 36 is set to take place on 26 January 2019 in Turin Italy. Featuring two back-to-back shows on one night, the much-anticipated Muay Thai gala features a lineup like never before.
Renowned athletes from the YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok along with competitors from Italy and around the world are confirmed for the stacked card. Making fight appearances on the show are Saenchai, Singdam, Manachai, Yodchai, Spencer Brown, Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee and Liam Harrison.
Here’s a rundown of these 7 Muay Thai stars:
Saenchai is a Muay Thai living legend widely known the world over. He is also considered by many to be the greatest Thai boxer of all time. A master technician in the ring, Saenchai possesses an animated yet effective fighting style that has thrilled and entertained fans worldwide. Since November 2014, the legend has remained undefeated with an impressive 41-win streak.
In the night’s other headlining match-up is Singdam, another Thai box
Posted: November 04, 2018||Manachai’s journey to winning the WBC title has been fraught with obstacles and challenges. His title dreams were repeatedly shattered when the organizer and opponent pulled out on 2 separate occasions. However, he pressed on despite the setbacks and was finally rewarded with the WBC title fight. This would be one of Manachai’s toughest fights in the past 2 years as he took on young up-and-coming fighter Julio Lobo from Brazil. The YOKKAO star stepped up to the confrontation dominating the first 3 rounds with his signature hard low kicks and skillful takedowns. Lobo proved himself to be a worthy challenger for the coveted WBC championship title. The Brazilian attempted to take advantage of his reach in later rounds and fought hard looking for an upset finish. Even with his reach disadvantage, the Thai fighter took on the offense from Lobo with great composureCONTINUE READING
Posted: October 18, 2018||
YOKKAO 35 - 36 will head to the Italian city of Turin on 26th January 2019 for a night of world-class Muay Thai action. Organized in partnership with Thai Boxe Mania promoter, Carlo Barbuto, the double event will take place at the Palaruffini multi-purpose indoor arena and is shaping up to be one of YOKKAO’s biggest shows. Besides the massive 5000-seat capacity, YOKKAO 35 - 36 has set up an impressive lineup for its return to Italy. Four prominent figures from the YOKKAO Fight Team are now confirmed to make appearances for the Turin showdown including Saenchai, Singdam, Manachai and Spencer Brown. Saenchai is a Muay Thai living legend, considered by many to be one of the greatest fighters of all time. He has captured numerous titles and awards with a flamboyant yet effective fighting style unlike any others in the history of combat sports. Saenchai holds a fight record of 3